I had a little puppy dog That loved to chase his tail. He was especially quick, And he chased it very well.
Although he never caught that tail He kept it on the run And got a lot of exercise From dawn ‘til setting sun.
But there was nothing he could chew on When
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Help each other be right — not wrong. Look for ways to make new ideas work – not reasons the won’t. If in doubt, check it out! Don’t make negative assumptions. Help each other win and take pride in everyone’s victories! Speak positively about each other and about your organization at every opportunity. Maintain
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To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk being called sentimental. To reach out to another is to risk involvement. To expose feelings is to risk showing your true self. To place your ideas and your dreams before a crowd is to risk being called naive. To love is
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To be a leader is to be vulnerable–to meet the disapproving stares of others with the joy and certainty of God’s infinite love;
To be a leader is to be imperfect–to enjoy the enriching process of a new challenge with the hope and confidence of the Master;
To be a leader is to be
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The late actor, Jimmy Steward, epitomized to us the best that we could be. He usually played the role of the common man—someone like us—but he was the common man who could rise to extraordinary heights. We could all identify with that, for we all believed that we too could behave in a heroic
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One of the toughest tasks a church faces is chooing a good minister. A member of an official board undergoing this painful process finally lost patience. He’d just witnessed the Pastoral Relations Committee reject applicant after applicant for some minor fault – real or imagined. It was time for a bit of soul-searching on
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How do you say farewell to something you have dedicated almost 12 years to? A story.
Long ago in a far off village there lived the young son of a farmer. He had a passion for knowledge and loved to write and read poetry. His farm chores kept him in shape but he did
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TO: Jesus, Son of Joseph Woodcrafter Carpenter Shop Nazareth
FROM: Jordan Management Consultants Jerusalem
Dear Sir: Thank you for submitting the resumes of the twelve men you have picked for management positions in your new organization. All of them have now taken our battery of tests; we have not only run the results through
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Enabling: a destructive form of helping
We rescue anytime we take responsibility for another person’s thoughs, feelings, decisions, behaviors, growth, well-being, problems, or destiny. The following constitute a rescuing or caretaking move:
-Doing something we really don’t want to do. -Saying yes when we mean no. -Doing something for someone although that person is
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I heard today on the news that who or what you “Like” on Facebook is not privileged information. If you “like” something, it can be used against you in life situations, including courts of law.
On the same newscast, I heard about a town where there has been an attempt made to remove a
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